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NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027 Joely Rodríguez, Red Sox agree to 1-year, $2M contract

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PHILADELPHIA — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies have extended the contract of team president Dave Dombrowski by three years through the 2027 season.

“This is a wonderful organization and I am very lucky to have such wonderful staff around me. We’ve made significant strides in many areas of baseball over the last couple of years, and I’m determined to build on them to shape the city’s championship organization and our incredible fan base,” Dombrowski said Tuesday.

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Dombrowski made the pivotal decision to sack manager Joe Girardi due to the team’s skirmishes in June and replace him with bench coach Rob Thomson. Behind the batters Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber as well as Rhys HoskinsThomson helped the Phillies reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and become their eighth NL pennant.

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The Phillies finished the regular season 87–75 and finished third in the wildcard NL. They defeated NL champion Central St. Louis Cardinals and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the first two rounds of the postseason and the San Diego Padres in the NL Championship Series.

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The Houston Astros defeated the Phillies in six games to win the World Series.

Dombrowski, 66, was hired in December 2020 after working front offices in Montreal, the Florida Marlins, Boston and Detroit. His clubs have won five pennants and two World Series titles. He is the only head of baseball operations to lead four different franchises to the World Series, and only one of five general managers to win a World Series title with two different teams.

“We are thrilled that Dave has agreed to continue to lead our baseball operations team into the 2027 season,” said team owner John Middleton. “His insightful knowledge of the game and keen eye for talent helped us win the National League pennant. I firmly believe that under his leadership we will achieve our ultimate goal.”

Dombrowski was the youngest general manager in baseball history when he took over the Montreal Expos in 1988 at the age of 31, and he was instrumental in putting the small-market club on the path to rivalry with its prolific farming system.

He joined the Florida Marlins expansion in 1991, two years before their first game, and was the chief architect of their 1997 World Series championship. He then oversaw the property sale, helping to eventually rebuild the Marlins, which won another title in 2003, even though Dombrowski had already left for Detroit.

Dombrowski turned the Tigers, which lost an American League record 119 games in 2003, into a perennial winner. Detroit won four straight division titles from 2011 to 2014 and AL pennants in 2006 and 2012 before being eliminated after the 2015 season.

He joined the Red Sox as president of baseball operations the following August and made a number of key acquisitions that led to Boston’s 2018 World Series championship, with Dombrowski also taking on general manager duties.

Dombrowski was fired by the Red Sox in September 2019 amid the disappointing aftermath of the championship.

In his 33 years as team president or general manager, Dombrowski made the playoffs 10 times, winning seven division titles, five pennants and two World Series. Over the past 11 seasons, his clubs have gone 982-768 (.561), eight playoff appearances, three pennants and one World Series title.

BOSTON — Joely Rodriguez has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Boston Red Sox that includes a team option through 2024.

Rodriguez will receive a $1.5 million salary next year and a $4.25 million Red Sox option with a $500,000 buyout.

He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses each year for featured games: $50,000 for each of 30 and every additional 10 to 70. In 2023, he can also earn $800,000 in lineup bonuses: 200 $000 per piece for 30, 60, 90 and 120 active days.

Rodriguez’s contract allows him to become a free agent when his contract expires.

The 31-year-old southpaw was 2-4 with a 4.47 ERA last season for the New York Mets, striking out 57 and walking 26 in 50 1/3 innings while hitting three home runs.

Rodriguez is 5-9 with a 4.56 ERA in 157 games for Philadelphia (2016-17), Texas (2020-21), New York Yankees (2021) and Mets (2022). He spent 2018 and 2019 with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan Central League.


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